Another year, another chance to enter the UK’s most prestigious comedy newcomer competition!

If you think that you’ve got what it takes to become the next big name in comedy, then this is the competition for you. With previous contestants including Dylan Moran, Russell Howard, Jimmy Carr, Aisling Bea, Tommy Tiernan, Peter Kay, Nina Conti and Kevin Bridges (to name but a few), So You Think You’re Funny? is THE stand-up competition to put your career on the comedy map in 2016!

Apply from the end of January 2017 to be in with a chance of winning the title of So You Think You’re Funny? champion 2017!

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Not a stand up? Why not come along and support the next generation of comedy stars?

Now in its 29th year, So You Think You’re Funny? is the longest running and most prestigious comedy newcomers competition! After months of regional showcases, come along to the Heats during this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and see  the funniest of the hundreds of applicants.
Previous winners and contestants include Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Peter Kay. Come along and support comedy newbies during the heats throughout August or see the best of the best as they battle for a place in the Grand Final on Thursday 25 August.

What previous contestants say…

“From the bottom of my heart, nothing has been as exciting as that moment when they said, “The winner is Lee Mack.” In terms of excitement, that was the pinnacle of my career.” Lee Mack

“The final was the biggest gig I had ever done. Peter Kay hosted it and Russell Howard, Jimmy Carr, Andy Zaltzman and Josie Long were in the final. Winning it definitely gave me the confidence to keep writing the sort of stupid crappy jokes and songs I still do today” David O’Doherty

“For me it was the single most important thing I did in my career, it helped me leap from a lot of the crap in the business and gave me the extra push I needed but it also changed my life forever, in that, whenever I get a TV deal, radio deal, or big live gig these days, Karen Koren emails me and says ‘You got that because of me, and my competition, and don’t you forget it!’. We won’t Karen and that is why we love you…” Jason Byrne

“I was only 21 when I got into the final of So You Think You’re Funny?, and it was the most exciting thing that had ever happened to me. Even though I didn’t win, I got to meet Eddie Izzard and make full use of the free bar at the aftershow party so I felt like a winner anyway.” Lucy Porter

“So You Think You’re Funny? was the first competition I entered. I’d been doing stand up for about six months.  Getting to the final was probably the most exciting moment of my life.  It was the moment when I thought, “I’m not as bad at this as I thought.  Bill Bailey was compering.  Six years later we’re on the same bill again and I can’t wait” Rhod Gilbert

“Winning So You Think You’re Funny? was a great experience. Being part of a final like that gave me a lot of confidence. Looking back it seems ridiculous that I won that year, but hey ho” Miles Jupp